Tag: human-centered

Is Human-Centered Programming a good fit for your non-profit, humanitarian, or social impact organization?

Human-centered programming is an approach to solving challenging social problems in deep partnership with your audience. Partnering with your audience  brings their stories, their goals, their challenges, and their creativity into your programs. This self-assessment will help you determine if this approach will really help your organization. Keep track of

3 Questions for Non-profit and humanitarian practitioners

These three essential questions can guide the work we do every day in non-profit, NGO, and humanitarian organizations. Who are you helping? What do you truly know about their goals, their experiences, and their challenges? How do you currently use that knowledge to make decisions? Answering these questions bring us

How Human-Centered Design helps non-profits and humanitarian organizations design sustainable solutions

With so many difficult challenges and so many people to help, it is tempting to run with the first feasible solution. Time is often short and moving quickly is necessary.  There may be pressure from donors, solutions may have been predetermined by leadership, or there may be legacy solutions in

Empathy Mapping as a tool for Sustainable Program Innovation

An Empathy Map provides a rich understanding of a person’s experience with your program. It can help you to see what is under the surface for your beneficiaries as they engage with your program. Created in partnership with beneficiaries, it is a powerful tool to support innovation and evolution of

New Human-Centered Programming Toolkit for Humanitarian Practitioners

The Center for Design Kindness is so pleased to share new human-centered design and programming resources created especially for humanitarian practitioners. Our new Handbook for Humanitarian Practitioners will help you determine whether human-centered programming is right for your organization. Think through how co-design, co-implementation, and co-evaluation can help you improve

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